Fashion designers everywhere have been putting skull motifs on shoes, shirts, caps, socks… You name it. But as any rocker knows, skulls were a signature graphic in rock, punk and metal long before they graced trendy clothing. Now Levy’s Leathers returns this iconic image to its rightful place with its new Skulls guitar straps, giving it an artful and even classy graphic update.
What's smaller than its previous incarnation and has a lower dollar value? We’re not talking about your paycheck, pal—we’re referring to Tascam’s new DR-07 handheld digital recorder. Based on the company’s bestselling DR-1 digital recorder, the DR- 07 records to SD or SDHC card media and comes with a 2GB SD card to get you started.
You gotta figure a monster riffer like Metallica’s James Hetfield knows guitar picks. So when the Het teams up with a company like Dunlop to create a new pick, you know the result will be nothing short of spectacular.
Each year it gets harder to imagine what else Ableton could stuff into Live, one of the industry’s most flexible and feature-packed recording software programs. For 2009, Ableton surprises once again with a host of upgrades in Live 8 and Suite 8.
Just because a stomp box has a tube in it doesn’t mean it’s producing true tube tone. On budget-priced tube gear, the tubes often run in “starved plate mode” (kind of like your dietcrazed girlfriend), where they function like clipping diodes rather than signal amplifiers.